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Old September 11th, 2008, 10:33 AM   #91
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. . . Speaking of the Z5, the North American model Z5U
has finally made it onto the official Sony site:
Sony Product Detail Page - HVRZ5U
Wonder what the street price will be? At that list price, one can add a few bux and get a Z7U from B&H, I did.

If this was XLR selectable inputs AND under 4000, like closer to 3500 or so, I'd get two of em to work side by side with my z7u on tv shows.
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Wonder what the street price will be? At that list price, one can add a few bux and get a Z7U from B&H, I did.

If this was XLR selectable inputs AND under 4000, like closer to 3500 or so, I'd get two of em to work side by side with my z7u on tv shows.
I wouldn't hold your breath for that price.

The FX1000 is going for $3,199 and is considered the prosumer camera of the two.
The Z5U should come in somewhere around $4,500 or so, without the CF recorder.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 01:33 PM   #93
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Anyone know if the "microphone" input is mini jack or xlr on the fx1000?
The mic input is situated underneath the LCD base... Different from the FX1.

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Old September 11th, 2008, 01:36 PM   #94
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I wouldn't hold your breath for that price.

The FX1000 is going for $3,199 and is considered the prosumer camera of the two.
The Z5U should come in somewhere around $4,500 or so, without the CF recorder.
wow, with the z7u at just a little over 500 more at b&h who'll not get the rest of the money for a removable lens, xlr, mru, etc. heck the mru has to be worth that much alone!
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The mic input is situated underneath the LCD base... Different from the FX1.

Well, that puts it in a horrible place for those of us wanting to use XLR adapter boxes.
I much preferred the mic input down low. This prevents a 1/8 cable from interfering with the lens barrel adjustments.

Although from a mic mounting standpoint I understand why they would place the mic port up high near where a mic would be mounted.
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Old September 11th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #96
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wow, with the z7u at just a little over 500 more at b&h who'll not get the rest of the money for a removable lens, xlr, mru, etc. heck the mru has to be worth that much alone!
I am not sure I understand where the $500 difference comes from. B & H has the Z7U at basically $6500. If the street price of the Z5U comes in at $4500, that is $2000 difference. They both have xlr's and the same size CMOS. The Z7 comes with the CF card recorder ($940 option for the Z5, available in Oct.). And the Z7 does have interchangeable lens capability. But the Z5 now boasts the widest lens offered on this class of camera and it is also a 20x zoom. And according to what I have read, the Z5 has slightly improved image processing which is supposed to deliver a slightly better image and slightly improved low light capability with less noise. So is the interchangeable lens worth $1000+ extra especially when you consider the improved image processing of the Z5? Tough call, for sure. For those on a limited budget, the Z5 seems to be a pretty attractive package.
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I am not sure I understand where the $500 difference comes from. B & H has the Z7U at basically $6500 . . .
Actually, go check it out at B&H again. If you look just under the price $6,499 it says "Add To Cart For Lower Price" and when you click that snazzy little link, the price changes to a $5,399 which is not that far away from what all are saying the Z5 is gonna be. For the Z5 without all the Z7 "bonus" features it will have to be under $4000 to interest me.
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Cool. I stand corrected.
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Cool. I stand corrected.
hey i only know because i bought mine in the last month or so :o)
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Ho, ho, ho, the FX-1000 is going to fly off the shelves this Christmas! Low-light HDV + progressive shooting modes at US$1,999! This looks like Sony's full-on "real" replacement for the venerable old VX-xxxx series! That's exciting.
I'd be happy if it was $2K...
A shame Sony pricing scheme is not that generous.

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Anyone know if the "microphone" input is mini jack or xlr on the fx1000? How about the z5u?
The question is...
Is this mini jack going to be clean or it will be full of interferences like the one on the FX7?

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/all-thing...connector.html
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Old September 12th, 2008, 02:02 PM   #101
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. . The question is... Is this mini jack going to be clean or it will be full of interferences like the one on the FX7? http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/all-thing...connector.html
Whoa! That doesn't "sound" good :o)
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I can't keep up with all the new camera announcements! (Grin.) I've been shooting a lot on the EX1 and am in love. Trying out the EX3 today.

The Z5 looks more like a Z1 than the Z7 does.

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Old September 16th, 2008, 02:03 AM   #103
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FX1000 on its way!

They've announced the follow-up to the FX1! Yes folks, the HDR-FX1000 is on its way!

In a nutshell, along with all the usual features carried on from the FX1 the FX1000 boasts:

* Film-like Progressive Scan 1080/24p, 1080/30p, or 1080/60i
* 3x 1/3" ClearVid CMOS Sensors w/ Exmor technology
* Enhanced Imaging Processor (EIP) Technology
* G Lens: 29.5mm Wide-Angle to 590mm (20x) Telephoto
* Superior low-light (1.5 LUX) shooting capabilities
* 3x built-in neutral density (ND) filters
* 3x manual rings for superior control: zoom, focus, and iris
* 3.2" Xtra Fine LCD display1 (921k pixels)
* Improved Noise Reduction (w/ Exmor col. A/D conversion)
* 2:3 pull-down to 60i for editing on most HDV software
* Minus Auto Gain Control (Minus AGC)
* HDMI Connection
* Memory Stick PRO Duo Media Slot
* Multi-Language Menu
* Switchable HDV/DV Format Recording
* x.v. Color Technology
* Histogram display

I still don't know what most of the features mean, but I'm sure I'll have fun finding out :) Anyone care to shed some light?
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more information about HDR-FX1000 and HVR-Z5

Information about HDR-FX1000, HVR-Z5 and HVR-MRC1K
http://videokgb.ru/HVR-Z5.html

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Old September 16th, 2008, 07:44 AM   #105
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Anyone care to shed some light?
The FX1000 has been the buzz for a few weeks now. Just search the forums or Google it.

It sounds like an exciting replacement to the FX1.
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